It is with deep regret that Liverpool & Districts branch announces the passing of member Jacky Moore after a long battle against cancer.

Jacky was a knowledgeable and passionate advocate of real ale for 30 years, beginning in her early 20s, in many ways a rare thing those days for a woman, but it illustrates Jacky’s pioneering outlook towards real ale and pubs.

A CAMRA member for more than two decades, Jacky was a regular attendee at socials and the Liverpool Beer Festival, where she often worked as a bar volunteer passing on her knowledge of real ale.

Her enthusiasm for real ale was shown during the 2008 Capital of Culture Liverpool Beer Festival. That year’s event included a session aimed at introducing women to real ale. The organisers asked Jacky to host and present the event, expecting a few invited guests to turn up. On opening the doors that “few” had increased to 120. Undeterred, Jacky rallied to the task and made the evening a great success.

When the branch developed similar social events about two years later, Jacky always brought along a group of friends – most of whom are now ardent real ale drinkers. Jacky was also involved with, and often led, “meet the brewer” sessions in Liverpool pubs. More recently Jacky, with husband Pat, opened the Liverpool Pigeon, Merseyside’s first micropub, which was twice Liverpool branch pub of the year (2014 and 2015) and the catalyst for the explosion of micropubs in this branch and adjoining ones.

 Jacky will be missed by all regulars to the Liverpool Pigeon. A popular figure in the local real ale scene, Jacky was known by and friends with many publicans such as John O’Dowd (Lion Tavern & Belvedere), Simon Holt (Baltic Fleet), Paddy Byrne (Pen Factory), and Dave Williams (Dispensary), as well as pub goers she would meet in pubs and on trips.

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